The elements of presentation style

I have noticed numerous mistakes that people commonly make in doing presentations. Some of these observations are reported here, in no particular order. Please read this file carefully, get the rules here by-heart, and you will produce better presentations.

You may like to also look at other guidelines documents.

Do you need a slideshow or do you just do a talk without a slideshow?

It's not obvious that you always need a slideshow. Audiences have become jaded with slideshows and particularly low quality slideshows. You will get to make eye contact if you do a talk without a slideshow. This might often be a more effective tool for getting an idea across than having them look at a slideshow. If you don't have complex elements (equations / graphs / images / tables) in a slideshow, then it's quite likely you are better off without a slideshow.

Features of the slideshow

Features of the talk

Ajay Shah, 2008